So, I, 10,000km of home in a foreign country (the language that I do not speak) covers a trade show with me, and I realize that the power bricks on my XPS 13 are triggered. This is a disaster. My laptop is my body of life. I need to write stories, edit photos, and work with the team back home. Without it, I'll really screw. And what's even worse is that my XPS work is the last generation without support for charging over USB-C, and because Spain does not put a cell around Dell, it has not been replaced (I trust it try).
This post was originally published on April 3, 2018.
But then I remember, as I look nervous on my laptop battery, tick down from 68 to 67 percent, there's a reply. That's because I was carrying a review unit for the newest Huawei laptop, the MateBook X Pro. Okay, it's time to get a real test by fire.
Surprise! Huawei's Matebook X Pro Just Hit Australia (And For Sale On Sale)
Here in Gizmodo we have been complaining about the lack of Matebook X Pro in Australia for a long time. I was considered one of the best laptops from 2018, we were really eager to try one. I even harassed Huawei about it in the IFA a few months ago.
Well, surprise! Huawei dropped it in Australia just like its NBD. Here's how you can get one.
Although he is well-known for his smart phones, Huawei has been slowing down to laptops that have fallen over the last few years. Its first major success with the original MateBook X, which took (or lent) the template of a 12-inch MacBook and set a number of issues. But for the MateBook X Pro, the company sets its views on something more: the Mac inch Pro 13 inches. Do you know what? Huawei has been completely successful, because because of all the difficulties of Apple's top laptop, Huawei seems to have answered.
Like Apple, Huawei starts with a solid aluminum body and then adds wonderful speakers to the sides, one big track track down below, and a clever power / combo button fingerprint reader at the top to the left – and all of them have a highest station. Then there is a backlit keyboard Matebook X Pro. Although it is slightly on the lower side, the relatively high key keyboard and travel operating pressures feel better than the robbery you get on modern MacBooks.
Huawei also included two USB-C ports (one of which supports Thunderbolt 3) and a single USB 3-type USB port, so you can live a non-dong life. I'd really like it if Huawei had found a place for a SD card slot on the X Pro, although the Huawei of MateDock 2 content was free (which was on USB-A, USB-C, HDMI and VGA ports extra) help to smooth any connectivity concerns.
It is an ingenious machine, although the X Pro and MBP can not be denied the similarities.
Once you've managed to design the X Pro scheme, the next thing that takes your eyes is its great screen. Not only is it great, extending in 485 nits, it also has the smallest bezels any laptop out right now. And I'm not just talking about pearls at the top and the side, X Pro is just as thin, resulting in a 91 percent screen-to-body ratio. That's better than devices such as the new XPS 13 (80.7 percent) and Galaxy S9 (83.6 per cent) by ten edge. And after more than three weeks of everyday use, I do not want to go back to normal laptops with Jay Leno awkward shares.
The X Pro display is very nice.
But not all, because by breaking down bezels, Huawei had a place for a larger screen, so you'll have a 13.9-inch 3,000 x 2000 touch screen while most competitive systems reach 13.3 -time. In that decision, and with the very good color reproduction of the screen, pictures, movies and anything else you can see really pop.
Huawei even has the X Pro with a tidy game about how to hide his webcam. Without a large bezel above or below the screen, Huawei stopped the webcam inside one of the keys, smacking a dab in the middle of the function row. When the backlight of the keyboard is underway, it's pretty obvious, because this is the only key that does not lighten. But apart from that, you usually forget that it's there, just what a webcam should do when you do not use it. The other bonus effect of the web gaming site is that when it is low and points into system shortcomings, there is no chance that it can be hacked and used to trigger you anonymously.
The webcam's position is not ideal, but if you do not chat with people very often, this is the perfect place to make a webcam disappear.
Now for everyone Mac you are dying, the fact that X Pro is running MacOS may not break an agreement. But that's Apple's true for not letting other companies license its operating system, as I suspect that Huawei had wanted to do that too. But I really do not worry, because Huawei has done something so good when it was in contact with Microsoft to install Windows 10 Pro Signature Edition on the Matebook X Pro. There are no flowers or throw bullshit at all.
There are two USB-C ports on the right along with a handy jack headset, with an additional USB-A port on the other side.
For the specs, the X Pro has more than enough thanks to an Intel Core 8-Gen CPU i5 or i7, up to 16GB of RAM, 512GB of SSD storage, and even Nvidia MX 150 GPU if you are want that Compared to competitive systems such as the recently updated XPS 13 and LG Gram 15, we completed our highest rated X Pro review with all of our standard benchmarks, which includes performance browser in WebXPRT 2015, photo size size test in Photoshop, and Geekbench 4. You can not say the same for X Pro graphics performance, since its MX 150 is more of high quality integrated graphics, rather than something built to game.
The fingerprint reader has included in the power button allows you to turn the X Pro on it and join Windows with an individual touch.
Even the X Pro battery life is quite anxious, with it lasting 11 hours and 7 minutes on our standard rundown test. That's better than DPS's XPS 13, and more systems similar to the LG Gram 15 inches, which lasted 9:28 and 10:39 respectively.
That's a pretty little twist that is pretty much – by default – SSD X Pro became a format for two divisions: a smaller section 80GB and a section 380 GB more. It's strange because there is only one physical drive, so the system breaks its store in two reasons without a real reason. Having said that, it's a very small issue.
In fact, trying to choose defects from the MateBook X Pro is not an easy task. No matter how bad you think that Huawei has copied Apple's formula, it has improved better on that template in a number of very important ways.
After using this system every day for almost a month, I'm not sure there's another day-to-day driver, I would prefer to use. He 's very sorry to say this: But what do you call a laptop that looks like a MacBook Pro, but is actually much better? I guess the answer would be Matebook.
Editor's Note: From the end of today, we have Australian pricing and release date for the Matebook X Pro, November 22, 2018.
They start at $ 1,899 for the i5 / 8GB / 256GB model and at $$ 2,599 for the i7 / 16GB / 512GB model. However, Microsoft's shop had a real pricing order purchase on both models at the time of writing.
The 3000 x 2000 Matebook X Pro screen is beautiful and has the smallest bezels of any laptop on the market.
Although the hidden webcam is not the ideal situation, it's better what you get from XPS13. It's also cold like hell.
The Nvidia GeForce MX150 optional is not a full gaming gaming GPU, but it's very great for people who need some extra graphics power.
Two USB-C ports and one USB-A port are sufficiently connected, but a SD card reader would have been nice.
In the United States, the Matebook X Pro will include a clean installation of a Windows 10 Pro signature issue, and a free doc.
The battery life is a surprise of good, despite its spreading layers and strong pressures.
Windows 10 Signature Pro • touch screen 3-9-inch 3000 x 2000 • Intel Core CPU 07-8550U • 16GB of RAM • SSD 512GB • Nvidia GeForce MX150 with 2GB of vRAM • power button with built-in fingerprint reader • 2x USB – C (one supports Thunderbolt 3) • 1x USB 3 Type-A • 3.5mm sound Jack • 802.11 and Wi-Fi • Bluetooth 4.1 • 1-MP Webcam • 57.4 Wh battery • available in cash or gray